Summers have begun, and it’s already sweltering hot outside! A summer break is surely on the cards and what better place to unwind than a beach side resort in a stunning destination like Malaysia. This is exactly what I did last year in the scorching months of May and June. Since it was getting pretty exhausting to reach work in 40°C, I decided to head to a colourful location to beat the heat.
Malaysia extends a plethora of opportunities to relax by the glimmering blue lagoons surrounded by lush verdure. There are quite a few unspoiled shores in this enchanting landscape that is otherwise famous for its world-class architecture gleaming brilliantly in the night sky. So whether you want to take your entire family on a vacation or find a serene hideaway for a romantic holiday, this country is the ideal destination.
I travelled to Malaysia with my husband, who is fond of seashores and loves lazing on hammocks and sun bathing chairs. Thus, we packed our swim suits and funky clothes to hit the mesmerising sandy beaches of this exotic land. Offering a pleasant climate, May was the perfect time of the year to visit the Malaysian coastlines for a short break.
In our odyssey, we touched some of the most exquisite shores of the nation such as:
Positioned on the north-west junction of Langkawi Island, Datai Bay is a sought-after tourist getaway. Housing many luxury resorts and budget hotels, it lends a sublime environ to the holidaymakers. My husband and I were astounded by the beauty and cleanliness of the region. The crystal clear water and white sands shaded under swaying trees made a picture perfect scenery. The best part about Datai Bay is that the way to reach this area is through various forest trails, which is like an adventure in itself.
Lang Tengah Island
Nestled near the coast of Terengganu, the Lang Tengah Island is a small atoll that won our hearts with its natural beauty. This was the place where we enjoyed breathtaking views of marine life during our Scuba diving and snorkeling activities under the sea. Swimming along the aquatic creatures was an experience that is hard to describe in words. I would love to go back to relive those moments.
A beautiful portion of Johor Marine Park, Pulau Aur is known for its corals and deep blue waters. A hotspot for weekend divers and fishermen, it left us bewitched with its turquoise hues. We were able to get close to a range of gorgeous fish including Napoleon Wrasse, Manta-Ray, Angelfish and Bumphead Parrotfish.
Situated nearly 300 kms away from Kota Kinabalu, the isle of Layang-Layang is also known as the Swallow Reef. The area is famous for being one of the top 10 diving locations all over the globe. We were awestruck by the beauty of this pristine atoll and the vast marine life it encompassed. From dolphins to turtles and manta rays, we got to see varied species of aquatic animals. You can also see frightening creatures in these waters such as hammerheads and black-tip sharks. We had a good time sun-bathing here on the deck chairs. Plus, the sea-food served at the restaurants was delightful.
A scintillating spectacle, the Pulau Rawa Island is a small atoll off the shoreline of Mersing in Malaysia. It was a dream come true to visit this part of the country as it offers accommodation in the most romantic settings ever – wooden chalets. Away from the cacophony of city life, this tranquil base served as an ideal retreat for us. The rich flora and fauna added to the charm of this wonderful place.
A spellbinding beach in Penang, Batu Ferringhi lures tourists with exceptional boarding options and sumptuous street food. We indulged in some adrenaline pumping stunts here including windsurfing and parasailing. The nightlife of Batu Ferringhi was most enthralling as the region got a vibrant makeover when the sun went down. The night street markets came to life, selling everything ranging from local handicraft items to chic accessories. You surely won’t get enough of this coastline in Malaysia.
Thus if you wish to spend your summers away from the warm weather, book a holiday in Malaysia and relish a grand vacation on its attractive beaches.
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